Red Wave


This tutorial was written by Fiona Pomfrett on February 24th 2012.
Any resemblance to any other tutorial is coincidental. Do not copy and paste this tutorial anywhere on the net.
Scripting and translating of this tutorial is strictly forbidden.

Supplies needed:
PSP – I used X4 but any version will do
Animation Shop
Tube of Choice
Fonts of Choice – I FFF Marquee
MuRa’s Meister – Copies
Xero – Porcelain & Radiance

I used the awesome artwork of Rebecca Röske
You will need a license from DSI to use her work
Please do not use Rebecca’s work without purchasing a license first

Let’s Start
Open a new canvas 600×200
Copy and paste your tube as a new layer
Effects, Plugins, MuRa’s Meister – Copies
Choose the Wall Paper (rotate)
Crop your canvas back to 600×200

Adjust, Blur, Radial Blur

Copy and paste your tube as a new layer
Move over to the right slightly
Effects, Plugins, Xero – Porcelain
Leave settings as they are but change the Blue Channel to 0

Duplicate your tube
On the copy
Effects, Plugins, Xero – Radiance default settings
Change the blend mode to Soft Light

With your selection tool, set to these settings:
Selection type: Rectangle / Mode: Add (Shift) / Feather: 0 / Anti-Alias: Checked
Draw a selection round the background to the right of your tube

Make sure your background layer is the active one
Selections, Promote Selection to layer
Selections, None

Activate your top tube layer
Add a new raster layer
Flood fill with a color of choice
Selections, All, Modify, Contract by 1 pixel
Press delete on your keyboard once
Selections, None

Select your text tool and choose your font
Create as vector and Anti-Alias both checked
Foreground set to null, background to a color of choice
Add your name, position to the right of your tube
Play about with the blend modes till you find one that looks right
I used Soft Light

Add your artist copyrights and your own taggers watermark as a new layer

Now hide all layers except your background layer
Make sure your background layer is the active one
Edit, Copy
Over to Animation Shop (AS)
Edit, Paste as a new animation

Effects, Insert Image Effect
Select Underwater

Wave 1: X: -14 / Y: 31
Wave 2: X: -27 / Y: 28
Wave 3: X: -6 / Y: -26
Wave 4: X: -64 / Y: 3
Wave 5: X: -36 / Y: -15
Wave 6: X: -27 / Y: 14
Wave 7: X: -45 / Y: -7
Wave 8: X: -35 / Y: -24
Wave 9: X: -37 / Y: 10
Wave 10: X: 0 / Y: 0

Scroll over to the first frame
Click on it and press delete

Back to PSP
Hide the background layer and unhide all other layers
Edit, Copy Special, Copy Merged
Over to AS
Edit, Paste as a new animation

On your water image (in AS)
Edit, Select All
Edit, Propagate Paste
Now, Edit, Paste into selected frame
Save as a gif file
All Done Smile